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Prevention of constipation among users of opioids at a Danish community pharmacy: Patient information and laxative treatment

  • At: Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (2012)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HEESCH, Kim (Copenhagen Sønderbro Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Co-author(s): Pottegaard, A. (University of Southern Denmark/Clinical Pharmacology,Institute of Public Health, Odense, Denmark)
    Salmasi, H. (Copenhagen Sønderbro Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark)
    Schytte-Hansen, S. (Unit for Patient Safety/Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Abstract:

    I. Background
    In the Capital Region of Denmark, an estimated 1082 admissions and 251 re-admissions were related to opioid induced constipation in 2010. These admissions constitute a serious concern regarding patient safety. While the majority of these re-admissions are probably preventable by proper use of laxatives and adequate patient


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